Calgary's many Main Streets and what they say about the city's character
CBC Radio hits the road to explore why so many of these culture hubs are in the inner city
Main Street. The heart of the community.
Every town and city has one, and some neighbourhoods do too. Calgary has many — 24, according to city hall.
Quibble about the locations if you will, but main streets matter.
They are places to drink coffee with friends, to grab a bite to eat, to pick up a new jacket or just hang out. They are a testament to our character and our culture.
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Over the next few weeks, CBC Radio's The Homestretch will be checking out several of Calgary's main streets to find out what makes them the hubs of community.
This week we started on Fourth Street S.W. in the Mission district.
Take a listen to their conversation.
Calgary at a Crossroads is CBC Calgary's special focus on life in our city during the downturn. A look at Calgary's culture, identity and what it means to be Calgarian. Read more stories from the series at Calgary at a Crossroads.